No New Apple TV Coming Next Week, But Apple Will Upgrade Software

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple will not be debuting a new version of its Apple TV at next week's iPhone event, reports AllThingsD. Earlier this week, a "mysterious" set top box shipment from a new supplier suggested Apple could be planning to introduce an upgraded Apple TV, but it appears that the shipment likely consisted of existing hardware rather than a new product.
    While testing beta versions of Mavericks and iOS 7, Apple has also been testing new Apple TV software. The 5.4 Apple TV update includes support for iTunes Radio and it also allows users to purchase music from the iTunes Store on the Apple TV. In addition, it includes a "Conference Room Mode" for business and academic settings, easier setup options, and multi-display support.

    AllThingsD suggests that other software changes will be introduced as well, including a new AirPlay feature.
    Over the past several months, Apple has been working to fortify its Apple TV offerings and has introduced a number of new channels. WatchESPN, HBO GO, Sky News, Crunchyroll and Quello were added in June, and in August, Apple debuted new channels for Vevo, the Smithsonian, and Disney. Deals with TWC and The CW are also said to be in the works.

    Apple's Apple TV update will likely debut alongside iOS 7, which is expected to be released to the public sometime after the September 10 iPhone event.

    Article Link: No New Apple TV Coming Next Week, But Apple Will Upgrade Software
  2. macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2010
  3. macrumors newbie


    Jul 17, 2013


    I think whey protein often contains all the necessary BCAAs.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2013
    Third party apps

    I think Apple should open up the ATV for the app store... developers would help make that a revolutionary feature, like it was with the iPhone...
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2008
  6. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    I hope that tweak includes an updated UI but my guess is we're stuck with the screen of glossy icons for a while. Sigh.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    This was expected because we didn't see any blurry photos of any new apple TVs
  8. macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    maybe apple figured it out that its dumb to read email on a 2" screen?


    it works
  9. macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Really understand that Apple doesnt need to upgrade the Apple TV. There really is no competition that can compare to how easy and good it works. All it need is just some software upgrade, and I'm happy!
  10. macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2008
    Can't we already do this?
  11. macrumors member


    May 7, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Apple TV 4

    And here I was hoping Apple will release an apple TV 4 with:
    A6 or A7 dual core
    gigabit ethernet port
    16GB inbuilt ssd for new app store
    usb 3.0 port for external hdd
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    I have an AppleTV on each of my four tvs. We love it. I am pumped for a software update!!!

    Well, I mean, I'm not that really pumped about it, but it would be nice.
  13. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    I think it'll be updated. There will almost definitely be new iPod nanos with an iOS 7-like interface, Apple TV would look old/weird if it was the only thing that didn't change. It's also not a huge interface, wouldn't be a lot of work.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2013
    No. Currently you stream on your iphone/ipad and display on Apple TV. But now, you command your friend's Apple tv to stream directly on it.
  15. macrumors 68020

    Sep 27, 2008
    Darn it. I want one. Gonna hold out a few more days to see if refurbished models come back in stock. (They've been out for 2 weeks now.)

  16. macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2013
    I was hoping that version 3 would have been jailbroken by now. I'd like to stream my entire collection of videos from my NAS without having to convert them. Apple should open up Apple TV a bit like they did with the iPhone. Less reason to Jailbreak and more reason to get one for each TV set.

    Would also like iPlayer and 4OD.
  17. macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Why is the Watch and an actual Apple TV two devices people all the sudden must have?

    Currently you can have multiple accounts on an Apple TV and right now my account is programmed on my friend's Apple TV and when I go to his house to catch up on certain shows he switches to my account and all my shows appear on his Apple TV to be streamed.

    Apple TV update adds support for multiple iTunes accounts, shared Photo Streams
  18. macrumors 6502


    Jan 23, 2010
    Collegeville, PA
    I am glad Apple is not releasing a new version just yet, but we continue to get free updates. :D
  19. macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    I think what they're saying (I had to read that a couple of times...) is you can allocate a "temp license" to an Apple TV that doesn't use your same Apple ID, and it's not being AirPlayed from the "authorizing device". Possibly not even through WiFi, and just through the remote interface.

    So once authorized, the friend's Apple TV just plays it directly from the iTunes stream up on Apple's servers, your device is done, and it probably plays once, or for a limited amount of time, almost like a VOD purchase.

    Pretty cool.
  20. macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Really? The Roku is huge competitor.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    of my hand will get me slapped.
  22. macrumors member

    May 2, 2011
    The problem is that the iOS app/channel model is a really antiquated way of looking at video (or even audio) content that TiVO tore down over a decade ago now. A modern UI would put the content first and let the source be a secondary consideration but I doubt that is in the cards for ATV any time soon.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2009
    The CCTV Capital of the World
    I have a few ATV's myself. Software update is ok, only if they are not intent on force feeding App's and content I do not want and cannot remove from my menu's.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2013
    True, but imagine a situation you don't want to give out your account info to somebody. Or going into any room with ATV and let it stream, while you're gone out of wifi range for coffee?
  25. macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Strap an Apple TV on your wrist - it’s not much bigger than Samsung’s smart phone. It won’t actually do anything, but neither will Samsung’s unless you have one specific phone.

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